Gulf Coast gets $60 million for water projects

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Gulf Coast will receive

$60 million for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

The funding had been redirected to a housing program following

Hurricane Katrina, but state officials say the money is now being


Trudy Fisher, executive director of the Mississippi Department

of Environmental Quality, has met with Governor Haley Barbour to

discuss the funds. She says the governor is committed to restoring

the money and no projects will fall behind schedule.

The funds are being supplied through a disaster recovery

initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Information from: The Mississippi Press,

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